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Narendra Modi and India’s new secularism

Narendra Modi and India’s new secularism

Watching Narendra Modi at Kashi Vishwanath temple and later at Dashashwamedh Ghat during the evening Ganga Aarti in Varanasi, I am reminded of the time when he, in an interview, said that he was a nationalist and a Hindu. The moment he said it, I wondered how soon media will pick it up as an…


Is Mamata Banerjee losing the plot? Is she in deep panic?

What do you do when you are unarmed against a mighty opponent? You pick up rusted swords…


Banning books in service of liberal fundamentalism

There was no small amount of outrage when news came that Penguin India had decided to pulp…


Frazer Mascarenhas: We don’t need no education

Frazer Mascarenhas’s endorsement of Sonia Gandhi’s UPA Government (What else is it if not that?) comes as no surprise at a time when one Liberal institution after the other is growing a pro-secularism conscience and finding the prospect of…



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AAP ki kahani: A political parable

A kid walks into a college class where advanced physics is being taught and demands to be included. He is told that he can’t join in as he lacks the necessary fundamentals. He calls the professor elitist and the students laugh. He calls the …

Ghulam Nabi Fai back in business in US

Separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai back to dirty …

MSM breaks into a Twitter cat fight

There was a time when the mainstream media’s blatant Leftist bias used to go unquestioned. The media routinely demonised the Right without any fear of response. What little response did come their way, they waved away as ramblings of a lunatic …

International Mother Language Day: A celebration of linguistic heritage

February 21 is celebrated as International Mother Language Day, a practice started by UNESCO on November 17, 1999 and recognised by the United States Genaral Assembly in 2008. The day owes its exiostence to a tragedy in Dhaka. On February 21, 1952, …

Act like a Chief Minister Mister Kejriwal

When Arvind Kejriwal accepted support from his declared enemy the Congress and formed a Government, he became the Chief Minister of Delhi — not the Chief Minister of those who voted for him or the Chief Minister of his supporters — the …

Asaduddin Owaisi ko gussa kyun aata hai

Asaduddin Owaisi of the MIM has completely flipped out over the matter of Bollywood actor Salman Khan being seen in the company of BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate. Apparently, close proximity with Narendra Modi is enough to negate any and …

Somnath Bharti spammed you with viagra ads in 2005

Delhi’s new Law Minister Somnath Bharti is no stranger to being a public nuisance. In the last few days, he has proven himself quite capable of, among other things, calling people foul names, being blatantly racist, and even expressing the …

AAP’s vigilante circus grows fouler by the day

In case it was not already clear that the Delhi Government has turned into a circus comprising racists and goondas, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision on Saturday to sit in protest outside the Home Ministry for the suspension of four …

Jayanti Natarajan politicises Tehelka sex scandal

In a TV discussion on the Tehelka sex scandal on Tuesday evening, Congress spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan, after issuing a token disclaimer about how she does not want to politicise the issue, asked why the BJP Government in Goa was so eager to …

Kejriwal blackens face to spite others

Arvind Kejriwal is playing in the big leagues now, and far be it from him to not act like it. On Monday evening, when news broke of an alleged Anna Hazare follower throwing ink on Kejriwal’s face at a Press meet, it seemed as if the AAP was …

Stop using my name for politics, Anna Hazare tells Arvind Kejriwal

Those who remember the time when Arvind Kejriwal parted ways with Anna Hazare in order to pursue his luck in politics, will no doubt recall that there were promises made that Kejriwal will not use Anna Hazare’s name to sell his party. But …

Rahul, Priyanka can’t tell Maharashtra from Madhya Pradesh

As if Narendra Modi’s relentless onslaught putting Congress’s star campaigner Rahul Gandhi on a defensive was not enough, his sister and wife of land scam accused Robert Vadra, Priyanka Gandhi made her own share of mistakes on Sunday. …

Bharat Nirman: False claims and sad reality

One finds himself surrounded with Bharat Nirman ads. Too many of them. Somewhere between the ‘orange’ national flag that was smeared green and the realisation that Congress actually spent Rs 180 crore on this campaign, a sort of Bharat …

Tumblr tumbles into Yahoo!

On Saturday, Internet giant Yahoo! acquired popular blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion. If this unnerves the diarist crowds that chronicle the mundane details of their everyday life on Tumblr, I will not be too quick to blame them for …

Modi can take media to the water but…

I received a call from a friend who works at a prominent TV news channel last evening. They were looking for some 'Internet Hindus' for their panel discussion on whether Twitter will decide the fate of the coming general …

Mulayam hates computers, Mulayam loves computers

I doubt anyone has forgotten Mulayam Singh Yadav’s disdain for technology which was on ample display the last time Uttar Pradesh went to polls in 2009. He had termed the use of computers as being a cause of unemployment.   A ToI report …

Open source governance anyone?

Here’s an interesting way of looking at the root of some of the problems facing our country right now. It’s a software metaphor. Bear with me. Open source software is based on the philosophy of access — allowing people to get to …

The myth of an ‘amorphous’ Hinduism

Going through many discussions on matters that pertain to Hindu culture, one finds that there are two distinct sets of opinions on the matter of what Hinduism is. There is one school of thought that seeks to ban anything it perceives as un-Hindu or …










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